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Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez (left) and RAC President and CEO Marc Brazeau (right).
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Transport Canada, RAC Join Forces to Reduce Emissions

Canada’s Minister of Transport Pablo Rodriguez and Railway Association of Canada (RAC) President and CEO Marc Brazeau on Dec. 21 jointly announced a renewed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that “reflects a shared vision of working toward net-zero emissions by 2050 and builds upon the meaningful progress made to date by the Canadian rail sector.”

Andy Ash, retired Director of Dangerous Goods at the Railway Association of Canada, is the 2023 Holden-Proefrock Award winner for career achievement in hazmat safety. (RAC Photograph)

AAR Honors 28 Hazmat Safety Leaders

The Association of American Railroads (AAR) on Oct. 18 reported that Andy Ash, retired Director of Dangerous Goods at the Railway Association of Canada (RAC), and 27 shippers have earned industry awards for their commitment to the safe transport of hazardous materials (hazmat).

Cara Chell, diesel mechanic, is photographed in the Winnipeg CP service yard April 17, 2019.
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RAC Announces Scholarship Recipients

The Railway Association of Canada (RAC) on Oct. 15 announced the first scholarship recipients from the proceeds of its Women in Rail 2023 conference, which took place in June.

RAC: Canada’s Railways ‘Top of the Class’

A new Railway Association of Canada study, Strengthening All Links: Building More Resilient, Fluid Supply Chains in Canada (download below), provides “detailed insights and exceptional clarity into the complexity of modern supply chains and transit

Canada’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland on March 28 tabled Budget 2023.

Canada FY2023 Budget: $262MM for Rail

Among the proposals included in the Canadian government’s 2023 budget, tabled March 28 by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland, are those slated to “strengthen Canada’s transportation systems and supply chain infrastructure,” such as the establishment of a Transportation Supply Chain Office and a temporary extension, on a pilot basis, of the interswitching limit in the prairie provinces “to strengthen rail competition.” Also proposed: investing C$210.0 million over five years in VIA Rail Canada.